National Standards for Digital Telecommunication Cables Developed with the Support of RUSNANO Have Been Approved

12 May 2020

Creating an accessible, sustainable, and secure high-speed high-data information and telecommunications infrastructure is one of the key goals of the national Digital Economy Project. At the same time, the state sets a goal to ensure meeting the demand for innovative products primarily through the domestic technologies.

Optic Fiber Systems (Optikovolokonnye Sistemy), JSC unique production site has been established in the capital of the Republic of Mordovia with the participation of the RUSNANO Group. This is the first and so far, the only optical fiber plant in Russia. Work is also underway to create a single regulatory and technical support for high-tech optical fiber markets and products based thereon. 

In 2020, the following national standards for the key element of fiber-optic data transmission systems—optical cables developed by the Russian Scientific and Research Institute of the Cable Industry with the direct support of the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs were approved:

  • GOST R 52266-2020 “Optical cables. General Specifications”
  • GOST R IEC 60794-1-24:2020 “Optical cables. Part 1–24. General Specifications. Basic test methods for optical cables. Methods for determining electrical characteristics”
  • GOST R IEC 60794-1-21:2020 “Optical cables. Part 1–21. General Specifications. Basic test methods for optical cables. Mechanical test methods”.

The national standards establish general requirements harmonized with the international ones as well as the testing methods for main functional indicators of optical cables, such as lifespan, optical, electrical, and stress-stain behavior, operating temperature ranges, and ensuring unambiguous identification and comparability thereof. “The introduction of national standards will facilitate the implementation of the Digital Economy national program and create conditions for increasing competitiveness and reducing the dependence of the domestic cable industry on imported optical fiber,” said Yuri Tkachuk, Director of the Fund Standardization Department.


The Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs was established in 2010 in accordance with Federal Law No. 211-FZ “On reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.” The Fund aims to develop the innovative infrastructure in the sphere of nanotechnology and implement the educational and infrastructure programs already started by RUSNANO.

The supreme collegial management body of the Fund is the Supervisory Board. Under the Fund’s Charter, the competence of the Supervisory Council, in particular, includes the issues of determining the priority directions of the Fund’s activity, as well as its strategy and budget. The Chairman of the Fund’s Executive Board, the collegial management body, is the Chairman of the Board of Management Company RUSNANO LLC Sergey Kulikov.